HAA Board of Directors
The HAA Board of Directors, headed by an Executive Committee and comprised of 12 standing committees, sets policy and oversees the management of HAA. A certain number of the Directors are elected by the alumni at large.
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The HAA Board Membership consists of the following:
Elected Directors (three-year term)
Elected Directors are elected by mail ballot to represent the alumni as a whole, of whom six are elected each year.
Directors for Clubs and SIGs (three-year term)
Directors for Clubs and SIGs are appointed following consultation with current Directors for Clubs and SIGs, Club Presidents and/or SIG leaders in their respective clusters, and the HAA Executive Director.
Appointed Directors for the Graduate Schools (three-year term)
Appointed Directors for the Graduate Schools are appointed by the presidents of the graduate schools’ alumni organizations.
Appointed Director for the Harvard Clubs of Boston and New York City (three-year term)
Appointed Director for the Harvard Clubs of Boston and New York City are appointed by the presidents of each club.
Appointed Directors of Harvard College (three-year term)
Appointed Directors of Harvard College are appointed by the HAA in close consultation with the College Vice President and Class leadership to serve as a primary link between the HAA committees and the Class leadership.
Appointed Director for the Harvard College Class Secretaries and Treasurers (two-year term)
Appointed Director for the Harvard College Class Secretaries and Treasurers is appointed by the Association of Harvard College Class Secretaries and Treasurers.
Directors ex Officio
The President of Harvard Magazine, Inc. and the Chair of the Harvard College Fund are Directors ex officio. Each President of the Association is a Director ex officio for four years after their retirement.
Committee Chairs (two-year term)
Committee Chairs are appointed by the President of the Harvard Alumni Association to lead the various committees.
Honorary Directors include all former Presidents of the Harvard Alumni Association. Honorary Directors may attend Board meetings, but may not vote.
Committee Members (three-year term)
Committee members are appointed by the Executive Director of the HAA. Committee members are asked to serve on committees because of special contributions they can make to the HAA deliberations.